Jennie Cohowicz
M.A. CCC-SLP
Integrating OMT With Preschool Aged Children & Professionals



disclosures
Financial: Jennie Cohowicz is a licensed speech pathologist in the state of NY. She is the co-owner of ABC A Little Bit of Communicating. 

Non financial: Jennie Cohowicz is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the New York Speech and Hearing Association. Also, a member of the Simon Says Community.
about the presentation
Working in a pre-school setting can be messy... messy art projects, messy food projects, and along with that sometimes comes messy eating. However, we now know that messy eating, open mouth posture, delayed speech/communication, and oral habits are red flags of a myofunctional disorder.  In this presentation, hear from a seasoned pre-school clinician and agency owner of how to implement myofunctional therapy into your clinical practice with pre-schoolers and how to educate other professionals to become aware of when early intervention is needed. 

Content Disclosure: Jenni provides information about early intervention OMT program using Simon Say' Tiny Tongue Tips program

LEarner outcomes
  • ​ Demonstrate the referral process for pre-school aged children
  •  Apply early intervention myofunctional therapy with pre-schoolers
  • ​Implement myofunctional therapy with school-aged children that missed early intervention with myofunctional needs
  • ​Provide information about OMT to school directors, teachers, and other SLPs
meet the presenter
Jennie Cohowicz M.A. CCC-SLP has worked in the field of speech pathology for over 25 years specializing in pre-school articulation and language disorders. Jennie received an undergraduate degree at East Stroudsburg Univeristy with a B.S in Communication Disorders. She then went on to work full time in a pre-school in the Bronx while receiving her Masters degree at Lehman CUNY. Jennie has worked in a variety of public school settings but her passion has always led her back to the pre-school population. Knowing that myofunctional training would help answer her many questions she sees in her clients, she attended a Simon Says Seminar in 2019. Since then, she has implemented the Tiny Tongue Tips program into her daily practice.

Time ordered agenda
5 minutes: Introduction
10 minutes: Myo, Myo, Everywhere!
15 minutes: Referral Source Flowchart 
10 minutes: OMT in a Pre-School Classrooms
10 minutes: Individual Pre-School Clients
5 minutes: School Aged Clients Who Missed Early Intervention
5 minutes: Advice & Insights
disclosures
Financial: Jennie Cohowicz is a licensed speech pathologist in the state of NY. She is the co-owner of ABC A Little Bit of Communicating. 

Non financial: Jennie Cohowicz is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the New York Speech and Hearing Association. Also, a member of the Simon Says Community.